Thursday, December 22, 2016

‘Oppression Olympics’: Students of Color Conference at UC Irvine Descends Into Chaos

 Via Billy

A conference meant to be a “safe space” for students of color at the University of California descended into complete chaos after students disagreed over which minority group represented at the event was “more oppressed.” Ultimately, the event had to be canceled.

“Tensions got high” at the UC Irvine Students of Color Conference after various organizers and attendees disagreed whether the theme of “Fighting Anti-Blackness” was truly a cause that all students of color could embrace.

Apparently, the decision to focus on a single oppressed minority group offended other marginalized students who felt their causes were equally as important, and that they should have gotten a say in selecting the annual event’s theme.

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